A novel mobile phone-based interactive e-learning course for neonatal care

Background Innovations in technology have revolutionised almost every aspect of life, and health care and medical education are no exception. Online learning (or e-learning) is a perfect panacea for the current times, with its easy access, affordability, flexibility, and learning pedagogy. [1] However, students often find online learning boring and...

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The unintended consequences of COVID-19 on mothers and newborns

This post is part of a series authored by the BASICS (Bold Action to Stop Infections in Clinical Settings) team. BASICS is a new initiative that will transform healthcare and reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) by at least 50%. Written by the BASICS team.   The unintended dangerous effects of pandemics on maternal...

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Kangaroo Mother Care in Malawi: Improving Uptake using a Customized Wrap

One-third of all newborn deaths (37%) in Malawi result from direct complications of prematurity (37%). In an effort to prevent these deaths, the Government of Malawi has prioritized Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) as part of their effort to increase access to quality health services for mothers and children. The success...

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Elevating women’s voice in the politics of newborn health

This article was originally published by CHESAI At the February 2020 CHESAI meeting, Manya van Ryneveld led the current affairs discussion on public participation. It was a simulating presentation highlighting two case studies of innovative forms of public participation, and both examples featured the powerful role of women’s participation. The...

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Namibia: World Prematurity Day

By Gloria Siseho More than 500 people across the Oshana region gathered to celebrate the World Prematurity Day on 18 November in Namibia, a country where 54% of neonatal deaths are due to prematurity and low birth weight. The day was officiated by the Ministry of Health and Social Services...

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